Masseria del Feudo

Posted on: 01-09-2014

 

We are very proud to introduce you our newest producer: Masseria del Feudo

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Tradition & Innovation: Those are the leading principles that drive brother and sister Francesco and Carolina Cucurullo at their Masseria del Feudo

Masseria del Feudo was born as a farm in 1906, when Salvatore Cucurullo (great-grandfather of Francesco and Carolina) became owner of land that used to belong to the so-called Grandi Feudi, the Big Fiefdoms.

Situated in the Sicilian Caltanisetta, at 450m above sea level where the micro climate is good for autoctonous grapes like Nero d'Avola, Inzolia and Grillo, but also Syrah and Chardonnay.

More information about the producer and the wines may be found on our website: www.enoteca.nl 

 
 
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Since 2012 Emiliano Falsini is the consultant wine maker.

He has the idea to produce an extremely low-yield Nero d'Avola in 2014 (ready for the market not before 2016-2017).


To read more about Emiliano, please take a look at his website: www.emilianofalsini.it 


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Grape varieties and Appellations: Schiava Grossa / Vernatsch

Posted on: 25-08-2014


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Discover Italy through its agriturismi: Tuscany

Posted on: 22-08-2014

“DISCOVER ITALY THROUGH ITS AGRITURISMI”

Tuscany is a region in central Italy. 

Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture.

It is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been home to many influential figures in the history of art and science.  With its linguistic and cultural identity, the Tuscan region is often considered as "a nation within a nation".

Seven Tuscan localities have been designated World Heritage Sites:
- the historic centre of Florence (1982)
- the historical centre of Siena (1995)
- the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987)
- the historical centre of San Gimignano (1990)
- the historical centre of Pienza (1996)
- the Val d'Orcia (2004)
- Medici Villas and Gardens (2013)

Tuscany produces a variety of outstanding wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. 

Are you planning to go to Tuscany? Here you can find some tips: 

MONTEPULCIANO

Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town in the province of Siena, in southern Tuscany.

According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi. 
Recent findings prove that a settlement was already in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC.

In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONTALCINO

This town is located to the west of Pienza, in Val  d' Orcia.
The hill upon which Montalcino sits has likely been settled since Etruscan times

A little known fact is that Montalcino takes its name from a variety of oak tree that once covered the terrain.

Its first mention in historical documents in 814 AD suggests there was a church here in the 9th century, most likely built by monks associated with the nearby Abbey of Sant'Antimo.

WHERE TO STAY
TENUTA LA FRATTA
(Sinalunga)
www.tenutalafratta.it 
WHERE TO STAY
PODERE SPEDALONE
(Pienza)
www.poderespedalone.it  
WHAT TO EAT
Bistecca di Chianina 
WHAT TO EAT
Peposo (stracotto di manzo bio)  
WHAT TO DRINK
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
WHAT TO DRINK
Brunello di Montalcino 

 

 


Lugana production

Posted on: 06-08-2014

For you, some figures concerning the LUGANA DOC: 

  TOTAL HECTARES TOTAL BOTTLES
2008    831 7.314.746
2009 906 8.012.887
2010 1004 8.798.807
2011 1024 10.022.103
2012 1088 11.536.400
2013 1181   11.952.746

Lugana's production is growing fast... but its demand is growing even faster....

 

Source: Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC


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